Michael Bremner, chef-patron of Brighton’s “foodie mecca” 64 Degrees, has launched a new beach-front restaurant overlooking the old West Pier. The restaurant is named Murmur – from the word murmuration, which is the shape that the starlings make when they flock and fly between the city’s two piers.
Serving ‘healthy and honest food’, the beach-front restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Unlike 64 Degrees, which is a haven for chef-watchers perched on the kitchen counter’s stools, Bremner wants Murmur to be a family-friendly affair – the sort of place he and fiancé, Carla Grassy, can take their two young girls to go and eat. Carla was responsible for the restaurant’s logo, the interiors and front of house design and has been integral to the opening of Bremner’s second restaurant.
Murmur has 37 covers inside and a further 40 covers on the terrace overlooking the beach.
Bremner recently reached the final of the Beeb’s Great British Menu where he beat 23 other high-profile UK chefs for one of four places to cook at a summer banquet celebrating 140 years of Wimbledon tennis. His dish, The Grass is Greener, was inspired by Wimbledon being the only Grand Slam tennis tournament still played on grass. It featured ox tongue topped with a jus-filled ravioli, served with pickled summer vegetables.